What are you drinking now?

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  1. kenny1999

    kenny1999 Notebook Evangelist

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    Then what does it mean by the year stated on the bottle of red wines if nothing better will happen over years
     
  2. Maleko48

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    Some years the grapes that make up the wine taste better than others because they derive their flavor based on the weather patterns they experience during that particular growing season. Droughts, floods, cold fronts, heat waves all contribute to the flavor in addition to the soil makeup itself too. I find slightly older wines might get a *little bit* smoother but it's nothing like aging whiskey.

    My favorite red wine tasted amazing in 2014 but there are rarely any bottles from that year left at the store these days. Whenever I see them though, I snap them up, lol.

    So in short, it's not the age of the wine necessarily but the particular year that matters.
     
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  3. Fishon

    Fishon I Will Close You

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  4. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Sad but true... There are nights when I have to go though two sets of drinking buddies, because they get easily wasted...
     
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  5. Dragnoak

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    50 years ago, I could get wasted on one 32 Oz bottle of Old Milwaukee. Then it only took me 3 months of drinking in Germany in the 70's, till I was up to 4-5 krugs (1 litre mugs), and 6 shots of Jagermeister at a bierfest, before I was ready for some really after hours partying. For an extra kick, we use to drink something called a Radlermass, which in our neck of Bavaria consists of 1/2 litre of dark bier, 1/2 litre of Afri Cola, and 2 shots of Asbach Uralt (a type of German brandy). Just remember, that was 48 years ago. Now it appears that anything sweet dumped into a glass of bier, constitutes a "Radler".

    Unfortunately, I had to give up all my "partying ways" when I came down with my first bout with Mantle Cell Lymphoma cancer in 2005, and I was forced to move on to some pretty heavy pain killers. Now, even my daughters breath, after she's been out for a night of drinking, makes me light headed, and woozy. So I guess I'm less than "lightweight", I'm a downright Carrie Nation! :eek2:
     
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  6. Fishon

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    No question I'm experiencing the negative effects more now than ever before. I'll get more drowsy later in the day after drinking, and can feel it more come the next day. So I've just reduced the frequency and amount of consumption at any given time to offset this. The thought of drinking a couple of six packs in one sitting is long gone. However, when I go to Cancun, I'd really drink a lot, and all day long, with few negative effects.
     
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  8. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Haven't drank so much beer since Czech Republic times...
     
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  9. Gabrielgvs

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    My new favorite dram, Corryvreckan.

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  10. Nick

    Nick Mr.Mischief

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    Wednesday at noon my drink of choice will be natty ice and Svedka.
     

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